THE IDAHO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY is more than just an organization. It is a group of people who share friendship, encourage personal growth, give support to one another and organize wonderful events. Anyone can join, you do not have to be an artist .
Yearly Renewal Forms:
2018 Fall Workshop SEPTEMBER 21ST & 22ND, 2018
Leslie Redhead – “Going with the flow of watercolor”
· Discover the excitement and joy of poured Watercolors
· Leslie will show how to produce luminous works by painting and layering with flowing pigments.
· This is done with thoughtful planning and design that will give the freedom of poured paint.
Leslie Redhead is an artist, teacher, illustrator, and an author whose watercolor paintings have earned international awards and recognition. In addition to being a member of the Idaho Watercolor Society, Leslie is a signature member of Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS), and the Canadian Society for Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC). She also holds a Masters of Education in Art Education. Leslie is the author of Watercolor 365 from North Light Books and the illustrator of the upcoming book, Island in the Salish Sea from Orca Book Publishers (sept. 2018).
The artist currently lives in Burley, Idaho. She teaches art part-time at Declo High School and occasionally teaches painting and digital arts at the University of Victoria in Victoria, BC, as well as more of her work can be viewed www.leslieredheadart.com
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Date: September Friday 21st& Saturday 22nd, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (includes Breakfast coffee/snacks and Lunch).
Location: Nazareth Retreat Center, 4450 Five Mile Rd., Boise, ID 83702
Cost: $105 Members $135 non-members/includes membership
Deadline: September 1st, 2018 – Limited space.
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Mail Registration Form and check payable to Idaho Watercolor Society (IWS)
Mail to Treasurer: Louann Krueger
1300 W. Birch Ct.
Boise, ID 83702
Workshop Coordinator: Roy Gover
Cancelations should be made before September 3rd, 2018. Any cancelations after September 3rd and Emergency cancelations/ refunds will be determined by IWS Board.
Volunteers needed: ______set-up (20st) and _______take-down (22nd). Please contact Roy.
For artists painting in the medium of watercolor, making a statement using the dramatic effects of light can make a subject glow. This can be achieved with dynamic color and bold light patterns. The true beauty of the watercolor medium is in the way the paint explodes with color, transparency and texture when suspended in the natural vehicle of water. Just like magic a painting of some subject can be created.
Artists usually paint what they know and love. Ordinary subject matter can become important and special if the artist uses nontraditional colors or a different vantage point. As an artist grows, they learn that it is not necessarily what they paint but how they paint it. Painting is more than just making pleasant pictures. It is conveying a mood or feeling about a subject.
Annual Show Award Winners 2017
Juror's Choice - 2017
Laurel Lake McGuire, Boise, ID
" Portrait in Color"
Southwest Region Idaho Watercolor Society Activities
Paint Togethers: We currently have one paint together which meets on Thursdays at one o'clock. We meet at Hope Lutheran Church located at 331 N. Linder Road. This is on the corner of State Street and Linder, West of Eagle. This is a friendly group of artists who encourage each other in our painting.
IWS encourages other groups to find like minded artists in their areas to paint with.
Critiques: Our critiques are held on the first Mondays of every month at the same location as the paint togethers. We meet from 1:00 to 3:00. Shirley Williams has been arranging for some of our artists to assist in these meetings. The people who attend usually bring one or two of their latest efforts and we offer suggestions, if asked, on ways to proceed.
Educational Meetings: Meetings take place in the evenings, usually on Tuesdays or Thursdays. The meetings generally take place monthly during the school year. We are flexible in our scheduling to accommodate the presenter and Jane Wilson as most of the meetings take place in her Art classroom at Bishop Kelly High School, located at 7009 W. Franklin Rd.
Newsletter: Waterworks -IWS
Become a member
We encourage any and all who are interested in, working with or otherwise associated with water media at all levels to join our society.
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